About the Public Works Department 

The primary focus of the Public Works Department is facilities management of all Tribal properties. This includes maintenance and repairs to the buildings and the upkeep of the grounds. We currently manage all properties excluding the Gun Lake Casino, this means the Luella Collins Community Center, Camp Jijak, the Tribal Government campus, and the Bradley Indian Cemetery. The Department of Public Works does man both the Luella Collins Community Center and Jijak Camp. For scheduling an event at the Luella Collins Community Center or Camp Jijak, please contact Stephanie Trevan at Stephanie.Trevan@glt-nsn.gov or 269.397.1650. 

Luella Collins Community Center 

Designed with Tribal traditions in mind, the Community Center features a wide open great room with gorgeous high ceilings and a beautiful, centrally-located fireplace, a multipurpose room with a half court gym, three classrooms and a beautiful walkout deck with overlooking tranquil Boot Lake.

Outside of the beautiful Community Center, the property also features a walking trail through the woods, fun for the kids at the playground, and a covered pavilion overlooking Boot Lake, complete with a trail and dock to get a closer look.


The LCCC is dedicated to its namesake, former Tribal Councilwoman Luella Collins. She served on the Council from the time the Tribe formally began meeting in 1992 until September of 2004. Luella was known for her dependability, unique sense of humor and her dedication to both the history and the future of the Gun Lake Tribe. These are all attributes passed down from her father, former Match-E-Be-Nash-She-Wish Chief, Jacob Sprague (1954-1959).

Before she walked on, Luella mentored younger Tribal Council members, using her wisdom and sense of fairness to mold them as future Tribal Leaders. She was always looking ahead for ways to better the Tribe and the Luella Collins Community Center was one of many steps toward the future she envisioned for the Gun Lake Tribal Community.

Events at LCCC

From weddings to baby showers and from training classes to business retreats, the Luella Collins Community Center is a beautiful location to host events of any type and size. With over 13,000 square feet of indoor space, the LCCC has a capacity of 297 and is completely ADA-compliant. The LCCC also features a full commercial kitchen for renters’ use along with use of our flatware, silverware and cups. There are also both round table and buffet-style long tables available for use – according to your event needs.

How to schedule your event at LCCC

Read and fill out both our reservation form and LCCC’s policies and procedures and return along with your $200 refundable deposit. We’ll refund your deposit after your post-event walkthrough and check out.

*Please Note – Tribal Memorial Services will take precedence over any scheduled events at the Luella Collins Community Center. You will be notified as soon as possible if there is an interference and a refund or rescheduled date will be provided.

Public Works Staff

Michael Sprague, Public Works Director
Bill Fodor, Camp Coordinator
Carlos Figeroa, Maintenance Electrician
Darren Watrous, LCCC Facility Worker
Stephanie Trevan, Administrative Receiving Clerk
Brandon Taylor, Maintenance Worker
Frank Wesaw, Maintenance Worker

Contact the Public Works Department 

Public Works Office:

(269) 397-1650

2848 Mno Bmadzewen Dr. 
Shelbyville, MI 49344

Luella Collins Community Center 

(269) 397-1840


419 126th Ave 
Wayland, MI 49348